Whale the Movie

  • Whale the Movie

    Posted by outdoorsguy on February 27, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter (based on his 2012 play of the same name), The Whale
    follows Charlie (Fraser), a gay man living with severe obesity who
    tries to rekindle his relationship with his estranged daughter, Ellie
    (Sadie Sink).

    The film was criticized for its portrayal of people affected by obesity and was accused of perpetuating anti-fat stereotypes.

    In response to the criticism, Dawson says, “The key thing for us was to show somebody who was just a human who had things he was dealing with, that we would want to have empathy and love for him at the same time, as [well as] understanding, empathy and love for all these other characters he’s interacting with. Sam had extrapolated out from some of his own personal experiences and kind of took it from there. We just want to be honest and truthful.”



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  • metta

    February 27, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    Now that sounds like a film worth watching.

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